Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's Ours!

What a whirlwind couple of weeks we've had. We purchase the house I blogged about in my second last post.

We are now trying to sell ours. We did some MAJOR decluttering. My craft room is no longer. Half of my supplies have been sent to storage and the rest are in bins. I still have the opportunity to work on things but I've been spending all my creative energy staging this house.

My favourite room is my bedroom. My room use to look like a storage closet with piles everywhere. Thinking it would be faster I hunted and hunted for white curtains. I could not find any so I sewed my own, which I should have just done in the first place. Here are the after pictures. Whatcha think?

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Sorry I didn't do a fabulous finds friday yesterday. With everything going on with the potential new house, life and some custom requests at AngelaSpots I'm feeling stressed out. I'm going to take a hiatus from blogging until things settle. Don't worry, I'll be back, promise.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday - Christmas Decorations

Yes you read my title correctly. This week, the first week of March, another bitterly cold week in the longest winter in history I have been working on Christmas decorations. Glass Christmas balls to be correct. Friends are getting married and I thought I'd make something different for a wedding gift rather than the 5 throws and 2 quilts I received when I got married. I am also working on a Christmas tree skirt. I hope they like them. Stay tuned for progress updates.

I painted these clear balls by adding drops of acrylic paint to the inside and patiently swirling and dripping. They have been drying two days and still aren't dry. The gold will become more vibrant when they fully dry and then I will put the hangers back on.

Here's a tip. If you want 12 balls, make sure you buy at least one extra. I broke one and it's virtually impossible to find Christmas balls at this time of the year. I think I'll be gifting 6 and keeping 5 for myself or other gifts.

So whatcha working on?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Selling a House

I was surfing for house porn (aka MLS) yesterday and stumbled across an great house for a great price. It's too good to be true. We've very interested but I'm daunted about the concept about selling our current house. I've never done sold a house before and to be honest I'm a bit afraid. If we do move it will be a big lifestyle change. From city to country although both DH and I grew up in the country. So what do you think? Should we visit it?

I'm looking for advice and encouragment if anyone has anything to share.